Science and robotics

William Ruthven Primary School uses Primary Connections as the basis for its science program. Primary Connections is an innovative program developed by the Australian Academy of Science linking the teaching of science with the teaching of literacy in primary schools.


The program has a suite of units across Prep to Year 6 that fully align to all strands of the Victorian Curriculum. 


Each curriculum unit provides practical advice on implementing our inquiry-based teaching and learning approach to develop science understanding. The units combine hands-on investigations, evidence-based reasoning and collaborative group work to build skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.


William Ruthven Primary School is implementing some exciting initiatives around digital technologies. With the introduction of the Victorian Curriculum, we are developing our students ability to undertake coding.


Our students are supported to generate basic computer programming in order to create animations, games and even procedures for robots to move.  One of the main resources that we use to teach programming language is Scratch.  This software was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a fantastic platform in which to teach children how to code.